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dc.contributor.authorDelaney, Mary E.
dc.contributor.authorNesselroade, John R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-08T16:02:16Z
dc.date.available2020-06-08T16:02:16Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationDelaney, M. E., Nesselroade, J. R. (1993). Positive Assortment on Personality in Older Couples. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 10(2), 103-111.
dc.identifier.issn0147-3964
dc.identifier.urihttps://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/17766
dc.description.abstractMarital dyads have manifested similar personality traits on the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF). To extend these findings to older adults, the 16PF was administered to 43 elderly couples, and husband-and-wife scores were intercorrelated. Cross-validating earlier findings, significant positive interspouse correlations were found for several traits. Change in the degree of spousal similarity over length of marriage was examined in two ways. First, the relationship between age of the elderly couples (used as proxy for length of marriage) and the magnitude of the interspouse correlation was examined. Age was found to have no impact on similarity. Second, a meta-analysis of the other 16PF studies showed significant age differences in similarity for the dimension Happy-go-lucky vs. Sober. Substantive implications for the observed similarity between spouses are discussed.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University, Dept. of Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMultivariate Experimental Clinical Research
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.10 no.2
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAssortative mating
dc.subjectClinical article
dc.subjectExtraversion
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHuman
dc.subjectIntroversion
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMarriage
dc.subjectPersonality
dc.subjectPersonality test
dc.subjectSocioeconomics
dc.titlePositive assortment on personality in older couples
dc.typeArticle


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